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ISAF Olympic Committee drops windsurfing in favour of kiteboarding

In a shock announcement ISAF has decided to drop windsurfing from Olympics in 2016 in a vote of 19 to 17. This was in contradiction to the recommendations of the earlier meeting which recommended that both sports were worth keeping, that the ISAF should ask for an extra set of medals for kiteboarding, but if that was not possible then windsurfing be retained as the Olympic class and kiteboarding including as a demonstration sport.

ISAF Events Committee consideration of windsurfing and kiteboarding at the Olympics 2016

Vote 1 - The Events Committee vote to include Kite in the ISAF family of events
Vote 2 - The Events Committee vote to recommend to the Council that the ISAF ask the IOC to get another set of medals for kite as a new discipline and therefore defer the final decision on the boards until November
Vote 3 - The Events Committee vote, that if the Council want to make a decision on the 2016 boards now, that the Events Committee recommendation is RS:X men and RS:X women be selected.

Southern Lakes Windriders Club - Kite adventure, slides, talk, social evening

Fri 30 Mar 2012
Queenstown

COME AND JOIN US FOR A SLIDE PRESENTATION AND TALK ABOUT AN AMAZING KITE ADVENTURE BY A LOCAL KITER.... THIS FRIDAY 7.30PM. DUX DE LUX.... READ ON FOR MORE INFO AND LOOK AT THE ATTACHMENT.. HOPEFULLY SEE YOU THERE ! ALL WELCOME

Kiteboarding trials at Santander for 2016 Olympics

Kiteboarding will be playing a crucial card in Santander, between 21st-25th March 2012, when a series of trials will run at the Prince Felipe High Performance Centre.

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) will evaluate the possibility of having kiteboarding in the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

A specialist evaluation team from ISAF has been appointed to look at the format and event management implications, in order to improve the decisions about the inclusion of windsurfing/kiteboarding the in the Olympic sailing competition.

Neil Pryde - a brief history and opinions on kites at the Olympics

Will kites fly at the Olympics? - Sail World talk to Neil Pryde about his career, his company and the future of kites at the Olympics ...

Marahau - social week

Tue 17 Jan 2012 - Tue 24 Jan 2012
Marahau / Sandy Bay - Nelson

Marahau Outdoor Education Centre. Great spot for all sorts of activities on and off the water, very kid friendly as well. Dormitory and camping, good facilities. Check out http://marahau.winzurf.co.nz/ for details. This is a private event so please contact Bruce (https://www.facebook.com/windsurfer) if you are interested or want more information .Where is Marahau?

ISAF Annual Conference 2011 - Kiteboarding, RS-One

Kiteboarding trials will also be held early next year to evaluate the possible inclusion into the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition and future ISAF events. Kiteboarding development will continue to move along after Council voted in favour of including the discipline in the ISAF Learn to Sail Training Programme Document and to recognise National Kiteboard Training programmes through the ISAF Recognised Training accreditation inspections. Council approved the Equipment Committee recommendations to grant ISAF Class status to the RS:One subject to them signing the ISAF Class agreement and satisfactory building specification.

#2 Yoda Comp

Sat 5 Nov 2011
Christchurch

Estuary?

NZ Kiteboard Nationals

Thu 20 Oct 2011 - Mon 24 Oct 2011
Tauranga

#1 Yoda Comp

Sat 8 Oct 2011
Christchurch

Estuary? High tide 2.45pm

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